dawn . . .
the cry of a whipbird
cuts through the mist

—Richard Kay
        

Previously published in the Mainichi Daily News.

About the author: Richard Kay posts occasional haiku on his blog.

 

Responses to the haiku for 11 April 2007 by Richard Kay

  1.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-03-09 08:07:45
     

    I would have to say I'm biased as I love the sound of the whipbird, it makes me homesick! ;-)

  2.  
    Richard Kay
    2007-04-11 04:35:53
     

    Alan, you can hear the sound of the Whipbird here:

    http://home.iprimus.com.au/punkclown/Punkclown/Whipbird.htm

  3.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-04-11 05:12:24
     

    Full disclosure: I don't know what a whipbird sounds like. But this remains a very effective ku, because the language evokes a sound, a cry that cuts through mist, in my imagination.

  4.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-04-11 07:07:29
     

    drying,
    after temperate shower
    emerald dove sunbaking

  5.  
    Magyar
    2007-04-11 07:34:13
     

    humming bird rite
    his loop on loops on loops
    ...she watches
    _M

  6.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-04-11 09:23:05
     

    Bill,

    Check out this weblink of different whipbird recordings:

    http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/biology/dmennill/EAWH.html

  7.  
    chenn
    2007-04-11 11:09:45
     

    i loved your haiku. I am a birder at heart.

    memory into fading light
    seagulls munch on garbage
    where to go

    chenn45@aol.com

  8.  
    2007-04-11 11:38:45
     

    I know what both the whipbird, and Richard Kay sound like. :) Nice one, Richard.

  9.  
    judith ingram
    2007-04-11 15:46:57
     

    Richard, I never heard a whipbird sing. Could you whistle a couple of bars for me?
    Nice poem.

    Judith

  10.  
    2007-04-11 16:49:31
     

    Loved this. The sounds of the whipbird and mists are a part of my regular experience.

    Thanks.

  11.  
    Rita Odeh
    2007-04-12 01:33:35
     

    A lovely haiku, Richard.Enjoyed.

  12.  
    laryalee
    2007-04-12 21:28:23
     

    Delightful, Richard!
    I Googled whipbird...
    Australia has so many wonderful
    and exotic birds!

  13.  
    Richard Kay
    2007-04-13 02:36:41
     

    Thank you all for your kind comments.

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